By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
First-year Tennessee Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt received the biggest win of his young tenure on Saturday. The Volunteers defeated No. 21 Auburn Tigers, 30-24, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.
The Volunteers improved to 3-3 on the season. They are now 1-2 within conference play.
Tennessee is now on a one-game win streak after losing back-to-back games to the Florida Gators and No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs.
The Tigers fell to 4-3 on the season. They are now 1-3 within conference play.
Auburn has now lost back-to-back games. Besides the loss to the Volunteers, they also suffered a loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano went 21 of 32 for 328 yards. He also had two touchdowns.
Ty Chandler had 16 carries for 50 yards. Tim Jordan had 13 carries for 26 yards.
Josh Palmer had three receptions for 84 yards. Jauan Jennings had five receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. Chandler had five receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. Marquez Callaway had two receptions for 55 yards. Tim Jordan had two receptions for 23 yards.
Tigers quarterback Jarrett Stidham went 28 of 45 for 322 yards. He also had two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Anthony Schwartz had three carries for 44 yards. JaTarvious Whitlow had 12 carries for 42 yards. Malik Miller had six carries for 32 yards. Chandler Cox had one carry for one yard and a touchdown.
Seth Williams had five receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. Schwartz had two receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. Miller had six receptions for 57 yards. Ryan Davis had seven receptions for 57 yards. Darius Slayton had two receptions for 24 yards.
Tennessee scored 17 second-half points, while Auburn scored just seven points. Guarantano hit Jennings for a 25-yard touchdown reception. Alontae Taylor also scored on an eight-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Cimaglia also made a 20-yard field goal.
Stidham hit Williams for a 14-yard touchdown reception with just 37 seconds left in the game.
The Tigers led 17-13 at halftime. Cox scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Stidham hit Schwartz for a 76-yard touchdown reception.
Anders Carlson also made a 200-yard field goal.
Vols’ Guarantano hit Chandler for a 42-yard touchdown reception. Brent Cimaglia also made two field goals.
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